A 70 foot long and 35 foot high woven stainless steel canopy, design to form a tree canopy, complete with changing interior colored lighting.
The title of this monumental work derives from the term “rhizome”, a subterranean network of connected plants. Bolstered by its location within the central green space of the outdoor concept mall, RHYS resembles a group of trees intertwined to provide a shady a respite to the local community.
The curvaceous airy canopy is formed from woven stainless-steel which sits atop three massive custom-cast columns. The austere daytime look of the sculpture is counterpointed by a nighttime ‘lantern effect’ created by internal colored lighting via programmable LEDs. RHYS provides Austin with a central meeting place where locals and tourists can congregate, day or night, to make meaning connections in their community.
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